November 1, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Anaconda Mining Inc. (“Anaconda” or the “Company”) (ANX: TSX) is pleased to announce that it has initiated a 6,000-metre diamond drill program at its Goldboro Project in Nova Scotia and completed the first drill hole. The drill program will focus on the Boston Richardson (“BR System”) and East Goldbrook (“EG System”) gold systems of the Goldboro deposit, with the aim of expanding the Mineral Resource along strike and down plunge, and to infill specific portions of the deposit to upgrade Inferred Resources to the Measured and Indicated categories. The cost of the drill program is estimated at $1.2 million and will be funded by the recently announced flow-through financing (see press release dated October 31, 2017).
The first diamond drill hole (BR-17-06) was designed to test the extension of the BR System, the most well-defined portion of the Goldboro deposit. The geological structure hosting the BR System was intersected between 400 to 475 vertical metres below the current resource model, extending the known structure by 75 vertical metres (See Exhibit A) and by 125 metres in the plunge direction (See Exhibit B). In addition, the drill hole extended the southern limbs of the EG and BR Systems approximately 50 metres down dip from previous drill intercepts (See Exhibit A).
Four occurrences of visible gold were observed in core – three associated with the extensions of the EG system and one associated with extensions of the BR System. Assays are pending.
“We are encouraged by the preliminary observations from the drill core, which, along with historic drill results, support our hypothesis that the Goldboro deposit continues at depth. In the first hole we drilled, we hit the geologic structure that controls the mineralization in the known resource area of the deposit down plunge from the Boston Richardson system and farther down the limbs of the East Goldbrook system. We have just begun our 6,000-metre drill program and look forward to demonstrating the ability to upgade and expand the Mineral Resources at Goldboro.”
~ Dustin Angelo, President and CEO
Historic drill results from the BR System near the base of the resource model, locally returned significant values both in grade and width and support the notion that the BR System extends at depth. Highlights of these historic intersections are shown below and on the long section in Exhibit B.
- 15.9 g/t gold over 5.9 metres (293.7 to 299.6 metres) in hole BR-87-35A.
- 11.9 g/t gold over 5.0 metres (276.3 to 281.3 metres) in hole BR-87-43.
- 8.2 g/t gold over 5.5 metres (360.3 to 365.8 metres) in hole BR-87-31.
- 10.0 g/t gold over 2.7 metres (345.3 to 348.0 metres) in hole BR-87-07.
The Boston Richardson Gold System
The BR System of the Goldboro Deposit is host to 15 tightly-stacked, high-grade, gold-bearing vein zones, which are characterized by thick gold bearing quartz veins and thin vein arrays within highly altered argillite, separated from the neighboring vein zones by un-mineralized greywacke. To date, the BR System has been modelled to a depth of 350 metres and plunges moderately eastward beneath the EG system (Exhibit B). The BR System contains a measured resource of 171,000 tonnes grading 5.39 g/t gold (29,600 ounces), an indicated resource of 1,507,000 tonnes grading 5.27 g/t gold (255,400 ounces) and an inferred resource of 1,083,000 tonnes grading 4.56 g/t gold (158,800 ounces) at a cut-off grade of 2.0 g/t Au (see press release dated March 3, 2017).
The East Goldbrook Gold System
The EG System is characterized by 7 tightly-stacked, high-grade, gold-bearing vein zones, which are characterized by thick gold bearing quartz veins and thin vein arrays within highly altered argillite, separated from the neighboring vein zones by un-mineralized greywacke. The EG System contains an indicated resource of 414,000 tonnes grading 6.91 g/t gold (92,000 ounces) and an inferred resource of 1,127,000 tonnes grading 4.11 g/t gold (148,900 ounces) at a cut-off grade of 2.0 g/t Au (see press release dated March 3, 2017).
The Goldboro Resource
A table showing the Goldboro Mineral Resources as reported on March 3, 2017 is shown below.
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Paul McNeill, P. Geo., VP Exploration with Anaconda Mining Inc., a “Qualified Person”, under National Instrument 43-101 Standard for Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
A version of this press release will be available in French on Anaconda’s website (www.anacondamining.com) in two to three business days.
ABOUT ANACONDA MINING INC.
Anaconda is a TSX-listed gold mining, exploration and development company, focused in the prospective Atlantic Canadian jurisdictions of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The Company operates the Point Rousse Project located in the Baie Verte Mining District in Newfoundland, comprised of the Pine Cove open pit mine, the fully-permitted Pine Cove Mill and tailings facility, the Stog’er Tight deposit, a new discovery called Argyle, and approximately 5,800 hectares of prospective gold-bearing property. Anaconda is also developing the recently acquired Goldboro Project in Nova Scotia, a high-grade Mineral Resource, with the potential to leverage existing infrastructure at the Company’s Point Rousse Project.
The Company also has a pipeline of organic growth opportunities, including the Viking and Great Northern Projects on the Northern Peninsula and the Tilt Cove Property on the Baie Verte Peninsula.
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Exhibit A. Cross section 293950E of the East Goldbrook and Boston Richardson systems of the Goldboro deposit, viewed towards the west, showing the location of hole BR-17-06 and the interpreted mineralized zones (dark blue and red colours) in relation to the existing resource model (light blue and red colours).
Exhibit B. A longitudinal section through the Goldboro deposit (viewed towards the south) with Goldboro block model shown (4 g/t cut-off) and showing the plunge of main mineralizing systems at Goldboro and their potential down-plunge extensions. Visible gold occurrences are shown as red dots and select composites are illustrating the presence of high-grade and thickness at depth. The pierce point of BR-17-06 is shown.